2021-2022 Data Collection

After conversations with principals, superintendents and higher education professionals across the country, NCEA updated the 2021-2022 Databank collection process, including deleting some questions and adding new questions. Most of the new questions are yes or no and should minimally increase the time to complete the report.

We will continue to have the option to collect school and diocesan data through FACTS’ DART system. For schools not using FACTS, schools will continue to send their data to their diocese and dioceses will now submit their data electronically through an online form. This will allow us to share data sooner with our members. We appreciate your efforts in collecting this valuable data.

If you have any questions, please email Annie Smith, director of research and data at databank@ncea.org.

Important Dates

  • September 10, 2021 – All numbers should be the actual count as of this date
  • September 25, 2021 – School report sent to diocesan office or submitted in FACTS
  • October 20, 2021 – Diocesan report sent to NCEA office through FACTS or online form at https://bit.ly/NCEADATA21 (case sensitive link)

Changes to the Survey

Deleted Questions

  • Number of students who receive free or reduced-price breakfast
  • Number of students/schools who receive subsidized transportation
  • Number of schools with access to the Internet
  • Number of schools that applied for the E-Rate discounts in the present school year

New Questions

  • Number of virtual schools in the diocese
  • Pre-Kindergarten enrollment broken out by age (younger than 3 years old, between 3 and 4 years old, and at least 4 years old)
  • Teacher Retention Calculation
  • Principal Retention Calculation (diocese only)
  • Number of staff by type (principal, assistant principal, teachers, etc.)
  • Number of schools that have students who receive Title I services
  • Number of schools that receive Title II services
  • Number of schools that have students who receive Title III services
  • Number of schools who receive Title IV services
  • Number of students who are eligible for Title I services
  • Number of students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
  • Number of schools accessing funding through a parental choice program
  • Number of students accessing funding through a parental choice program
  • Number of schools offering a dual-language immersion program
  • Number of schools offering an International Baccalaureate program
  • Number of international students with visas
  • Has your diocese hired a new superintendent since fall 2020?

Information for Schools

School Summary Report Form

School Excel Form

U.S. Census Bureau Race and Ethnicity Reporting

NEW THIS YEAR – Sharing School Level Data with NCEA

Since 1972, dioceses across the country have shared their aggregate school, enrollment and staffing data with the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), the largest, private professional education association in the world. In order to better serve Catholic schools in providing professional development, formation, leadership and advocacy, NCEA would like to receive your school-level data, with your school name and street address redacted. This data is critical to our research efforts to support Catholic schools across the country. If you would like to participate, please send your NCEA Report to both your diocese and NCEA at databank@ncea.org.

Information for Dioceses

Dioceses will have the option to submit their data electronically at https://bit.ly/NCEADATA21 (case sensitive link) or through FACTS. All reports are due to NCEA on October 20, 2021.

Diocesan Summary Report Form

Diocesan Excel Form  - for diocese's internal use only. All dioceses should submit their data electronically at https://bit.ly/NCEADATA21 (case sensitive link) or through FACTS. 

U.S. Census Bureau Race and Ethnicity Reporting


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